Noel Rea [noelrea]
What did you first read? How did you begin to write? Who were the first to read what you wrote?
Started writing 4 years ago at the suggestion of my wife. A friend was the first to read my book.
What is your favorite genre? Can you provide a link to a site where we can read some of your work or learn something about it?
Books on conspiracy theories.
http://stores.lulu.com/noelrea is where you will find my book, The Odd Man Out -The Tarean Prophecy-
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
Slow, but when I get going, I find it hard to stop writing and go to my part time job.
What type of reading inspires you to write?
Stories of UFO's etc, and some abduction stories.
What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story?
What voice do you find most to your liking: first person or third person?
What well known writers do you admire most?
What is required for a character to be believable? How do you create yours?
I just write about about myself.
Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
Yes, I tell them as I remember them, to the best of my knowledge
Deep down inside, who do you write for?
The reading public who like to hear about alternative realities
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
Does reader feed-back help you?
Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards?
No, & no
Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust?
Only with my editer
Do you believe you have already found "your voice" or is that something one is always searching for?
Already found my voice long ago
What do you surround yourself with in your work area in order to help your concentrate?
Just sit at the computer, looking out over the garden
Do you write on a computer? Do you print frequently? Do you correct on paper? What is your process?
I use the computer.
What sites do you frequent on-line to share experiences or information?
Twitter, facebook, Blogs
What has been your experience with publishers?
in a nutshell, DISMAL !!
Spent a lot of wasted money chasing the phantom book publishing deal. Always come back with the "we don't do this Gender??
What are you working on now?
I am working on my next book when I get the time, being self published I do not have an editer pushing me to get going, so I do it in my own good time.
What do you recommend I do with all those things I wrote years ago but have never been able to bring myself to show anyone?
Just get over it and put it into print